McCain: Renzi no longer part of campaignby The Associated Press on Mar. 10, 2009, under Local, Nation/World, Special
PHOENIX — John McCain says indicted Arizona Congressman Rick Renzi is no longer taking part in his presidential campaign.
McCain told reporters in Phoenix on Monday that he didn’t know if Renzi had officially stepped down as a campaign co-chair.
But McCain says the congressman has taken himself out of doing any further campaign work.
McCain added that it’s up to Renzi to decide whether he can still serve his congressional district.
Renzi was indicted last month.
He is accused of embezzling $400,000 from his family owned insurance agency to help pay for his first campaign, and of using his office to promote a land deal that would financially benefit both himself and a former business associate.
Renzi has pleaded not guilty.